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Stakeholder consultation on exemptions from the substance restrictions in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS Directive)

Consultation on 1 RoHS exemption request:
Exemption request 2013-6 “Lead and hexavalent chromium in reused spare parts, recovered from industrial monitoring and control instruments placed on the global market before 22 July 2017 and used in category 9 equipment placed on the market before July 22 2024, provided that use and reuse takes place in auditable closed-loop business-to-business return systems, and that the reuse of parts is notified to the consumer.”

Policy field(s)


Environment, Waste

Target group(s)


Interested stakeholders, list available on consultation page

Period of consultation


From 20.12.2013 to 28.02.2014

Objective of the consultation


The RoHS Directive (2002/95/EC) (RoHS 1) has been recasted and has now become Directive 2011/65/EU that entered into force on 21 July 2011, repealing Directive 2002/95/EC on 3 January 2013. A recently submitted request for exemption from the substance restrictions of Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2) will be evaluated on the basis of the criteria for exemptions in Art. 5 (1) (a) RoHS 2.

View the consultation document


See consultation page (2013 Cons. 2) available under

View the questionnaire


See questionnaire available under

Reference documents and other, related consultations

Contact details


responsible service

Öko-Institut e.V.




postal address

P.O. Box 17 71
D - 79017 Freiburg

View the contributions


In the interests of transparency, organisations have been invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.

Results of consultation and next steps


Non-confidential information submitted during the consultation are posted on the EU CIRCABC website.
Further exchange with stakeholders will be held after the consultation has ended for those issues where further need for information and / or need for (technical) discussion have been identified.

Protection of personal data

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